You are invited to join Sacred Nature Retreats and the Institute for the Shamanic Arts for a shamanic nature retreat along the San Pedro River, April 19 – 21, 2013. What should I expect, you ask? Your sacred nature guide for the retreat, Alyson Greene, explains . . .
We will share a beautiful, engaging weekend retreat with a relaxed schedule. The intention is for participants to experience deep connection with nature and with self, and through this to experience rest, renewal and replenishment. We will also send strong intentions and wishes for the well-being and health of the San Pedro River and all of the river’s plants and animals (both year-round inhabitants and seasonal visitors), which will include all of us.
A place of beauty and magic, the San Pedro River is home to many shamanic beings. We will journey where Jaguar walks and Hummingbird flies. Jaguar tracks have been spotted in riverside sand just a short distance downriver from our retreat lands! Along with hundreds of migrating birds, and resident beavers, the nature center is also home to Sandy Anderson’s “reptile house” with her personal rattlesnake and other snakes.
Sandy is a naturalist with many years of experience handling wild snakes, and under her guidance, we may have the rare and precious opportunity to see Rattlesnake up close . . . and, if we wish, to hold a baby rattlesnake, stretched out in a little plastic tube (wow!), which is the way herpetologists study them. Then we will journey. . .
And there is more. The nature center’s ranch land (our cooking and campfire area) also has resident Deer, who gently glide by, as well as a friendly Roadrunner and two resident Ravens who call and caw overhead.
With these shamanic wildlife companions and the gorgeous cottonwood-willow riparian forest as your retreat habitat, you will be guided in ceremony and creative nature meditations, as well as experiencing plenty of time to follow your own pace of river resting, napping, hiking, relaxing, and exploring. For more information, see our retreat webpage by clicking here. Space is limited! We hope you will register today and join us for this very magical retreat weekend. Blessings to you.